Day 92 of 400: London – United Kingdom

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Mom was feeling much better today, we headed out to see London.  Walking towards Buckingham Palace we took pictures of various buildings and monuments such as the London Eye, Big Ben (clock tower), the cathedral etc.  When we arrived to the Palace, the guards were just completing their “change of the guards ceremony”.  The tulips from the wedding were already gone.  We stopped briefly and then found a pub to grab a pint.  It was a Red Lion pub…one of the oldest in England, with typical London Ale and small tables and stools.  It was around lunch time and the English professionals in suits were clearly grabbing an afternoon beer.

We continued meandering until we found a place for lunch.  Giff and I split a salad and mom ordered her first English fish & chips with mushy peas.  After lunch we started to look for a place to buy theater tickets.  For Mother’s Day we were taking her to a show of her choice.

Well…never buy tickets from the first ticket booth.  He “royally” screwed us.  There were plenty of red flags and we unfortunately proceeded with the sale anyway.  He didn’t have an official layout of the theater to point out where our seats would be, he told us we he had three great seats for us and to trust him on the price.  He made a call and had his sidekick run somewhere to grab the tickets for us.  Our seats ended up being the worst tickets in the theater.  There were binoculars at our seats and the price on the ticket showed 25 pounds…we had paid 45 pounds.  We were so upset, we tried to complain the next day but his booth was closed.

The show, We Will Rock You was about how the Queen had forbid certain types of music and instruments and how the people secretly found ways to continue to make rock music…specifically the songs from the band, Queen were played.  We still enjoyed the show even from the very back of the theater.

We walked back to our hotel after the three hour musical, got in our comfies, ordered room service and rented a movie.

2 Replies to “Day 92 of 400: London – United Kingdom”

  1. OMG
    What a terrible start to your trip.
    I am so sorry Paula was sick and you got ripped off. But, these memories will make for a great story in years to come. Remember how much milage I got out of the mice on the island where your dad and I camped in Boundary Waters.

  2. IT WAS WONDERFUL TO SEE 3 HEALTHY LOOKING, HAPPY PEOPLE MEANDERING IN LONDON. YOU LOOKED RELAXED AND LIKE YOU WERE REALLY ENJOYING THE TOURIST THING!!!

    SO INTERESTING AND SO MANY THINGS TO SEE. NOW I KNOW WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I “GROW UP” – – A TOURIST!!

    LOVE YOU ALL!

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